The top five runners on the girls cross country team have placed in the top 20 two meets in a row, winning both the Ray-Pec Invitational and Platte County Invitational meets.
Lexi Maddox, junior, Jasmine Crawford, junior, Keely Danielson, sophomore, Marti Heit, sophomore and Emma Roth, sophomore, are the top five runners of the girls cross country team and are extremely fast. They have been part of the varsity team that has won two consecutive meets.
Heit said, “ It’s really awesome because we worked really hard during the summer.”
Crawford said that winning both meets was really cool and it motivated her for the rest of the season. As one of the leaders on the team, Crawford helps the younger runners get ready for meets by talking about them and working out together.
This season the girls are closer than ever, in race times and as friends.
“This year we’ve hung out a lot outside of cross country,” said Maddox.
Heit said that the team bonded when they went to Mizzou Camp over the summer and have become good friends. This has helped the girls become a better team and run times that are closer together.
After winning these two meets in a row, the runners are already thinking about future races.
Maddox said, “We need to focus on staying healthy mentally and physically.”
Heit said to win upcoming meets they need to keep improving and try to go faster and faster.
The top five are a working as a team this year and are getting ready for their next meet on Sat. 26 in Lawerence, Kan.